Safety

SafetyWhy Overhead

Keep Your Overhead Lifting Environments Safe, Productive With Operator Training ...

This is the third in a series of posts detailing 13 reasons why overhead lifting and handling technologies — specifically cranes, hoists, and monorails — can improve a manufacturing or distribution operation’s efficiency, productivity, safety, and sustainability. Read more in ...
SafetyWhy Overhead

Use Remote Controls For Precise Movement, Safe Distance Operation During ...

This is the second in a series of posts detailing 13 reasons why overhead lifting and handling technologies — specifically cranes, hoists, and monorails — can improve a manufacturing or distribution operation’s efficiency, productivity, safety, and sustainability. Read more in ...
SafetyWhy Overhead

Protect Your Employees With Overhead Handling Technologies

This is the first in a series of posts detailing 13 reasons why overhead lifting and handling technologies — specifically cranes, hoists, and monorails — can improve efficiency, productivity, safety, and sustainability. Read more in the free Overhead Alliance publication, ...
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Monorail And Underhung Crane Standards Help Eliminate Workplace Safety Risks

When moving loads overhead on a patented track or enclosed track monorail or with underhung workstation cranes, the safety of the operator and of any personnel working underneath the equipment is critical. To help facilities ensure their equipment is inherently ...
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Protect Workers Servicing Overhead Cranes From Falls

Inspecting and servicing overhead industrial cranes requires personnel to work at heights, increasing their risk of injury or death should they fall. Likewise, any tool they may accidentally drop becomes a potential hazard to employees working on the ground beneath ...
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How To Leverage Crane And Hoist System Data For A ...

A Guest Post from the Members of the Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association (ECMA). In the most recent MHI Annual Industry Report, survey respondents were queried about their use of data throughout their supply chains across every level, including within ...
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Keep Workers Safe From Moving Parts In Overhead Lifting Systems ...

Couplings that connect different parts of components and machinery and power-driven, rotating line shafts for power transmission can be hazardous to personnel working on or in proximity to overhead handling equipment if they make contact with these moving parts. That’s ...
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Proper Sizing Of Bridge And Trolley Brakes Ensures Safe Load ...

Like the brakes on a car — which slow, stop, and hold the vehicle in place as its motor continues to run — so too must an overhead crane be equipped with bridge and trolley brakes for safe load handling. ...
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Understanding Operational And Over Travel Upper Limit Switch Requirements For ...

As an important element of overhead handling safety, upper limit switches are electro-mechanical devices used throughout crane, hoist, and monorail installations. When applied to wire rope hoists, upper limit switches restrict their lifting motion at a certain point to prevent ...
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Why Emergency Stops Are Required For Powered Below The Hook ...

Operations utilizing overhead lifting and handling equipment often use below the hook devices to connect a load to the hook. There are a variety of below the hook attachments available in the market to accommodate a broad range of handling ...